Paris, Normandy, & Brittany Tour - Globus®

Normandy, Brittany & Châteaux Country (RC)

8 Day Tour from Paris to Paris

2018 Tour Details

This France escorted tour is the perfect way to see the highlights of Paris plus Brittany, the Loire Valley, and the World War II landing beaches in Normandy. Beautiful scenery combined with famous landmarks, charming châteaux, and fascinating history sum up this tour—with overnights in Paris, Caen, Mont St. Michel, and the Loire Valley.

World War II history comes to life as you focus on some of the locations involved in D-Day, June 6, 1944. You’ll visit the American Cemetery at Omaha Beach and Sainte-Mère-Église, the first town where American soldiers parachuted into the night before D-Day. You’ll also visit the Memorial Museum for Peace, where you’ll learn about the Battle of Normandy, in Caen. Go even further back in history when you visit the 13th-century gothic cathedral in Chartres, and the jewel of the French Renaissance, Château Chambord in the Loire Valley, and a huge castle with towers on all corners. Also visit the 16th-century château of Catherine de Medici, Chenonceau, fairytale castle with a moat, drawbridge, and towers.

To give you a sense of the local traditions and culture, your tour includes some out-of-the-ordinary treats. Enjoy a cider tasting in Beuvron-en-Auge and learn about the local wines at a wine cellar in Civray de Touraine with a wine tasting.

From the scenic beauty to the charming experiences, this guided French tour is sure to delight all of your senses!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

PARIS
A special welcome dinner at a local restaurant; ascend the Eiffel Tower; guided sightseeing, visit Notre Dame Cathedral
ROUEN
Walking tour, admire the façade of the cathedral
BEUVRON-EN-AUGE
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Cider tasting
CAEN
Visit the Memorial Museum for Peace
NORMANDY BEACHES
Visit the Normandy American Cemetery
MONT ST. MICHEL
Guided visit of the abbey
CHÂTEAUBRIANT
Morning break
ANGERS
Take pictures of the castle
TOURS
Full-day guided sightseeing excursion, visit Chambord and Chenonceau Castles
CIVRAY DE TOURAINE
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Wine tasting at the Père Auguste wine cellar
CHARTRES
Visit the gothic cathedral

Headsets throughout the tour.

Notes:

  • For operational reasons, slight schedule changes for the Paris program cannot be excluded.

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Chartres Cathedral
  • Mont Saint Michel and its Bay
  • Paris Banks of the Seine
  • The Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes (Chambord Castle)

Transportation:

Motorcoach. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 4 three-course dinners with wine, including a special welcome dinner in Paris

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 ARRIVE IN PARIS, FRANCE

Welcome to Paris! At 5:30 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner at one of Paris’ lively restaurants. Then, take the elevator to the second floor of the EIFFEL TOWER to get a first impression of the “City of Light.”

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Day 2 PARIS

In the morning, an optional excursion to the impressive Palace and Gardens of Versailles, built by the “Sun King,” Louis XIV, is available. Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Arc de Triomphe, Opéra, Madeleine, Louvre, and Champs-Elysées. Visit magnificent NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL with its Rose Window. Later, you may wish to join an optional excursion to the artists’ hill of Montmartre, followed by a cruise on the beautiful Seine River.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 PARIS–ROUEN–BEUVRON-EN-AUGE–CAEN

In Rouen, admire the façade of the cathedral, which was one of Monet’s favorite subjects for his Series Paintings, where he tried to prove how a subject was visually influenced by the ever-changing light. Twenty paintings of the cathedral existed, and many are today in Paris’ Orsay Museum. Time to stroll along the lovely cobblestoned Rue du Gros-Horloge leading to the square where Joan of Arc was burned in 1431. Next, stop in Beuvron-en-Auge along the Route du Cidre for Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite a CIDER TASTING before arriving in Caen. Look forward to a visit of the fascinating MEMORIAL MUSEUM FOR PEACE with its great exhibits and audiovisual show about the Battle of Normandy.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 4 CAEN–NORMANDY BEACHES–MONT ST. MICHEL

Focus on the scene of the Allied Forces’ landing on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Drive by Juno Beach, then stop at Gold Beach for a view of the Mulberry Harbor remains at Arromanches. Visit the AMERICAN CEMETERY at OMAHA BEACH. Continue to Sainte Mère Eglise, where American soldiers parachuted into the town the night before D-Day. Among them was John Steele, whose parachute was caught in one of the steeples of the church, made famous in the movie The Longest Day. While here, see the evocative parachute memorial. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided visit of the famous ABBEY OF MONT ST. MICHEL, perched on a rocky isle in the Gulf of Saint Malo. Overnight is on the coast near Mont St. Michel.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 5 MONT ST. MICHEL–CHÂTEAUBRIANT–ANGERS–LOIRE VALLEY–TOURS

Enjoy a scenic ride right across Brittany via Châteaubriant to Angers. Stop here for pictures of the impressive 13th-century castle. Then, continue your journey to the Loire Valley. Tonight, why not sample French cuisine at one of the area’s excellent restaurants?

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 TOURS. EXCURSION TO CHÂTEAUX COUNTRY

Today, visit two of the most important castles in the area. Start with the jewel of the French Renaissance, CHÂTEAU CHAMBORD. Next is the 16th-century château of Catherine de Medici, lovely CHENONCEAU. Then, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite enjoy a WINE TASTING at the Père Auguste wine cellar in Civray de Touraine to learn about the local wines before returning to your hotel, where dinner will be served in the evening.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 7 TOURS–CHARTRES–PARIS

Stop in Chartres with its superb 13th-century gothic CATHEDRAL—a jewel of medieval architecture, and arrive in Paris. Tonight, dinner and a lively cabaret show at one of Paris’ nightclubs might just be the ticket!

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 PARIS

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

PHILIPPE TOUZET

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

A native of France, Philippe is an expert at showing visitors the very best of his country. From Paris' major attractions-the Louvre with its celebrated Mona Lisa, the Arc de Triomphe, iconic Eiffel Tower, and Notre Dame Cathedral-to the must-see highlights outside the city-Louis XIV's opulent Palace of Versailles, the French Riviera, WWII landing beaches at Normandy, and the fantastic châteaux, wine regions, and places to savor French cuisine-he is eager to reveal the true spirit of France.

Tour Director - PHILIPPE TOUZET

 Accommodations

Paris
Caen
Mont St. Michel
Tours
Paris

Paris

Les Jardins du Marais

Superior First-Class

Les Jardins du Marais 74, Rue Amelot, Paris,  France

74, Rue Amelot
Paris, France

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

In the centre of Paris, with 263 rooms and a tranquil garden, this delightful property is composed of nine 19th-century buildings and has 'small village' charm. Facilities include a restaurant, a bar/lounge, a fitness room and Free Wi-Fi access.

Hotel Amenities

  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Fitness Room
  • Free WiFi

Room Amenities

  • In-Room Safe
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini-bar
  • Desk
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Air Conditioning (Seasonal)
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Television
  • Window Opens
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Complimentary Toiletries

Caen

Mercure Caen Centre Port De Plaisance

First-Class

Mercure Caen Centre Port De Plaisance  1 Rue De Courtonne, Caen Cedex,   France

1 Rue De Courtonne
Caen Cedex, France

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Multistory Hotel located in heart of city, facing the Plaisance Port, close to the Castle.

Hotel Amenities

  • Elevator
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Beauty Salon
  • Gift Shop
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Free WiFi
  • Business Center
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet

Room Amenities

  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Internet Access
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar

Mont St. Michel

Mercure Mont St.Michel

First-Class

Mercure Mont St.Michel Route Du Mont St.Michel, Mont Saint Michel,   France

Route Du Mont St.Michel
Mont Saint Michel, France

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

100 modern, spacious rooms with air conditioning, wooded park, car park, bar and meeting rooms. Its restaurant, Le Pré Salé, is highly regarded and serves both local and regional specialties.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Business Center
  • Parking/Valet
  • Luggage Storage
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge

Room Amenities

  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini-bar
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee Maker
  • Climate Control
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Television
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Desk
  • Window Opens
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Cable/Satellite

Tours

Océania L'Univers

Superior First-Class

Océania L

5 Blvd Heurteloup
Tours, France

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

This charming, historic 91-room hotel enjoys a central location and offers Free Wi-Fi access throughout. Amenities include an indoor swimming pool, fitness room, jacuzzi and hammam, a bright cozy restaurant serving regional cusine and a cocktail/whiskey bar.

Hotel Amenities

  • Hot Tub
  • Free WiFi
  • Fitness Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Spa Services
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet
  • Gift Shop
  • Elevator
  • Business Center

Room Amenities

  • In-Room Safe
  • Television
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Alarm Clock
  • Room Service
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Internet Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Window Opens
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Coffee Maker
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Phone

Paris

Novotel Paris Gare

First-Class

Novotel Paris Gare 17 Rue Du Cotentin, Paris,  France

17 Rue Du Cotentin
Paris, France

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Stay in the heart of the capital, close to the Montparnasse train station, this modern 199-room hotel is an ideal base for visiting this capital city. Facilities include a trendy bar and restaurant with terrace, Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout and there is also a fitness center.

Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Room
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet
  • Elevator
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Gift Shop
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Free WiFi

Room Amenities

  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Desk
  • Internet Access
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Television
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • In-Room Safe
  • Climate Control
  • Wake-Up Calls

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Paris
Loire Valley

Paris

The Palace of Versailles

The Palace of Versailles

Admire the historic Versailles, the beautiful, restored palace of Louis XIV, the Sun King.

Price Range: $$

Seine Cruise and Montmartre

Seine Cruise and Montmartre

Enjoy a cruise on the River Seine and a visit to Montmartre

Price Range: $$

Mona Lisa's Smile and the Louvre Museum

Mona Lisa's Smile and the Louvre Museum

Once a royal palace and now a museum housing one of the most famous art collections in the world, the Louvre is yours on a guided tour.

Price Range: $$

An Evening at the Moulin Rouge

An Evening at the Moulin Rouge

Enjoy an exciting evening at the world-renowned Parisian cabaret, Moulin Rouge!

Price Range: $$$$

Loire Valley

Dinner in the Loire Valley

Dinner in the Loire Valley

Experience the French Cuisine with a dinner

Price Range: $$

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